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Oct 15, 2012 4:25am EDT
up and land safely in new mexico. we have a report -- an athlete managed to fall to earth from 4 miles up and land safely in new mexico. >> 24 miles up into the stratosphere, it too about two and a half hours. but his descent lasted for just over nine minutes, about half of it in free fall. anticipating had been building around the world. just before jumping, wearing a next generation full pressurized suit, baumgartner expressed concern that his astronaut-like helmet was fogging up and not heating properly. about 2:00 sunday, the 43-year- old took a leave from a tiny shelf outside the capsule that was carried up by an enormous ultrathin balloon. the extreme athlete broke several records, highest free fall, fastest free fall and highest manned balloon flight. he also met his goal of breaking the speed of sound he reached a maximum speed of 834 miles per hour. crowds watched below on monitors and cheered as the parachute opened. best known for leaping off skyscrapers, his mother, father and girlfriend showed signs of relief. research from this project could help with future space e
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